Obstructive sleep apnea affects around 20 million Americans and can lead to hypertension, heart attack, stroke, depression, muscle pain, fibromyalgia, morning headaches, and excessive daytime sleepiness.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Can Naps Interfere with a Good Night’s Sleep?

Napping is often necessitated by extreme fatigue during the day. But napping in exchange of sleeping at night is never a good idea.

Difficulties sleeping at night is one of the symptoms of sleep apnea. If you have difficulties falling asleep or staying asleep, visiting a sleep physician is the first step in determining if you are suffering from this common disorder.

Please find a sleep apnea dentist or call 866.727.6275 today to find a doctor in your area.

     In addition to daytime fatigue, symptoms of sleep apnea may include:         

  • Waking with a dry mouth or sore throat
  • Frequent morning headaches
  • Difficulties concentrating
  • Memory loss
  •  Inappropriate emotional reactions

Because these symptoms occur during the day, they are often more noticeable to those who suffer from sleep apnea. Symptoms such as snoring, choking or gasping for air while sleeping, and periods of breath cessation also indicate sleep apnea, but most people with the disorder have no memory of nighttime symptoms.

If you or a loved one is frequently napping or showing any of the symptoms of sleep apnea, please contact an experienced sleep apnea physician in your area to schedule a sleep evaluation today.

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